The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen, who stands at a massive 8-foot-3 and is one of only ten people to grow above 8 feet, celebrated his wedding in the southern Turkish city of Mardin on Saturday (October 26, 2013). The 30-year-old farmer got married with his 20-year-old bride Merve Dibo, who stands at 5ft 8in tall. Their nuptials was attended by Turkey’s president Abdullah Gul and prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, many celebrities, religious leaders as well as high-profile businessmen.
Sultan Kosen said that he had almost given up searching for a woman to share his life with until he met his love match in Merve Dibo. "I'm thrilled to have found the person for me," he said. "It was unfortunate that I could not find a suitable girl of my own size. But now I will have my own family and private life.”
To celebrate the biggest day of his life, Sultan Kosen reportedly had to order size 28 shoes and a wedding suit specially-tailored that requires six metres of fabric. Now he hopes to find a car big enough for his huge frame so his new wife Merve Dibo can travel by his side.
The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen got married with 20-year-old bride Merve Dibo in his native Turkey on Saturday (October 26, 2013).
The couple looked extremely happy while cutting their wedding cake on their special day on October 26, 2013.
Sultan Kosen suffered from a rare disorder called pituitary gigantism, which caused his body to continually produce the growth hormone. He began shooting up at the age of ten and finally stopped growing in 2011.
The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen stood at a massive 8-foot-3 while his new wife Merve Dibo stood at 5ft 8in tall.
The Turkish farmer became the tallest man in the world in 2009. He also held the Guinness World Record for the biggest hands and feet.